DALLAS — The Dubai Airshow (DAS) is a biennial air show held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that has been taking place since 1989.
Tarsus Aerospace organizes the event under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central, and the UAE Armed Forces.
The Dubai Airshow is considered one of the largest air shows in the world and is open only to business professionals and industry members.
Milestones of the Dubai Airshow
The Dubai Airshow started as Arab Air in 1986, a small civil aviation trade show organized by F&E at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The first Dubai Airshow was held in 1989 at Dubai Airport (DXB), with 200 exhibitors and 25 aircraft.
In 1991, the show was moved from January to November due to the Gulf War, and it had a strong military focus.
The 2001 show took place just six weeks after the events of September 11, 2001, and closed with a record order book of US$15.6 billion.
The Dubai Airshow 2003 was the fastest-selling in the event’s history, with 550 companies from 36 countries participating.
In 2005, the Airshow hosted the Middle East debut of the A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, in full Emirates (EK) livery.
In 2013, the Dubai Airshow drew 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries and had a record order book of US$206.1 billion.
The 2017 Dubai Airshow featured aircraft displays from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Embraer, and Sukhoi, among others. EK made a significant airliner order with a value of US$99 billion.
In 2019, EK announced an order for 50 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and Air Arabia (G9) placed an order for 120 Airbus A320 family aircraft.
The 2021 Dubai Airshow saw orders for 255 A321neo aircraft from Indigo Partners, as well as orders…
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